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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 10:15:43 PM »
Option 2: Revert back to 6.0.1125 and wait for Avast to fix it.

I went with Option 2, since I did have the installation file for 1125 in the archives. All back to normal, now.

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2011, 10:24:46 PM »
Option 2: Revert back to 6.0.1125 and wait for Avast to fix it.

I went with Option 2, since I did have the installation file for 1125 in the archives. All back to normal, now.

Thanks for the feedback..!
Hope that this gets fixed soon.
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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2011, 05:55:11 PM »
Hope that this gets fixed soon.

As in this thread:
Confirming this on two XP SP3 systems running avast! 6.0.1203 (ond free, one professional) and PerfectDisk 11 (and 12).

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2011, 06:41:28 PM »
General comment about PD11 and PD12

PD11 or PD12 IMO is problematic when using it with XP whether this problem is avast! related or not.

If you go back and read Raxco's PR on PD11 they say that it was designed for Windows 7 and not XP.  I would imagine that PD 12 is also designed for Windows 7 and not XP.

There are numerous software related issues that arise from using the latest releases of software with XP.

The XP kernel design is over a decade old.

Just saying. :)

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2011, 06:57:03 PM »
Bollocks i say. If it installs on WinXP then it has to be compatible. If it wasn't, then they'd block the installation in the first place. Besides, it worked just fine before avast! build 1203. So it's not PD12 that's at fault.
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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2011, 03:03:36 AM »
FWIW, the incompatibility exists between PD11/12 and Avast 6.0.1203 in XP SP3, Vista SP2, AND Windows7 SP1 (I've tried them all with various OS and hardware configs.)

No problem at all with previous version of Avast program.

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2011, 03:42:31 AM »
Hi folks,

I suspect the problems with PerfectDisk are the same as those a number of us are facing with Retrospect 6.x / 7.x and Ghost 12 - I'd encourage those of you seeing this to try something like what I did, described here:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=81135.msg666107#msg666107

...to see if you can confirm what's going on - if it's one problem that's breaking all of these products, one hopes it will be more likely to catch the development team's attention...

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2011, 08:17:06 PM »
All the latest news for PerfectDisk (PD) related issues - there're two known problems:

a) boot-time defrag isn't working (error 32): this is caused by firewall component (AIS only), we issued several file system requests which cause PD to fail defrag initialization. They have to fix it in their software, but we found a workaround for our users.

b) XP machines are slow with PD, app startup takes several minutes: the problem was in file-system shield (Free/Pro/IS)

Those who use avast build 1203 they can patch avast! right now (only for advanced users) - don't wait for next program update:
http://public.avast.com/~kurtin/patches
« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 08:19:05 PM by pk »

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2011, 08:38:52 PM »
Is this just going to fix PD issues, or will this address other similar faults e.g. with Norton Ghost?

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2011, 08:45:37 PM »
it seems so (according to description of the problem in the first post: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=81135.msg663273#msg663273)
i updated that web page, thanks for info

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2011, 11:29:32 PM »
This patch has ABSOLUTELY no effect for me on XP, Vista, or Windows7.
No versions of the patched files existed on any my machines prior to applying the patch.

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2011, 11:35:31 PM »
The 'revised' patch did the trick.
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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2011, 08:44:37 AM »
I tried to install the patch, but avast fails to start afterwards.
The system event log reads:
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Event Type:   Error
Event Source:   Service Control Manager
Event Category:   None
Event ID:   7000

Description:
The avast! Standard Shield Support service failed to start due to the following error:
The specified driver is invalid.

I had to revert back to the old drivers in safe mode  :(
I've got avast 6.0.1203 professional.

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2011, 08:47:04 AM »
@Herrminator, yesterday I updated patches, it should work now.

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Re: Raxco Perfectdisk not compatible with 6.0.1203
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2011, 08:59:19 AM »
@Herrminator, yesterday I updated patches, it should work now.

I'll have to go now. I will test in the night, when I'm back.

Thanks for your quick replies :) !